Hydrothermal synthesis of hierarchical flower-like SnO2 nanostructures with enhanced ethanol gas sensing properties

Wen Zeng, He Zhang, Yanqiong Li, Weigen Chen, Zhongchang Wang

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    We report the successful synthesis of two hierarchical tin oxide flower-like architectures via a simple yet facile hydrothermal method. Through a comprehensive characterization of microstructures and morphologies of the as-prepared products, we find that the flower-like nanostructures are assembled with nanorods and nanosheets. We further propose a possible growth mechanism for the two flower-like architectures. Moreover, the flower-like architecture assembled with the well-ordered nanosheets is found to display a significantly enhanced gas response to ethanol as compared to the one assembled with the nanorods.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)91-96
    Number of pages6
    JournalMaterials Research Bulletin
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


    • Chemical synthesis
    • Crystal growth
    • Electrical properties
    • Nanostructures
    • Oxides

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Materials Science(all)
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Condensed Matter Physics

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